More Customer Service Week 2020

Contact Center Pipeline

In our second post on Customer Service Week 2020, Sitel Group’s Olivier Camino and Sweetwater’s Jeff Ostermann provide insights into their companies’ employee experience cultures and highlight CSW activities to engage and support their teams.

Customer Service Team Appreciation 2020

Contact Center Pipeline

This has been a grueling year—a marathon of fear, uncertainty and constant course-corrections. Throughout it all, frontline customer service staff across industries have stepped up to help companies and brands maintain a positive, reassuring presence for their customers.

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Customer Service Week 2020 Wrap-Up

Contact Center Pipeline

We’re wrapping up Customer Service Week 2020 with themes, activities and comments from Fara Haron of Majorel, Mark Pereira of Briljent, and Centrical’s Gal Rimon. Be sure to read parts one and two in this series for more great insights from industry leaders, or access our October issue for the full article. FARA HARON CEO […].

Meet Dick Bucci: Our October 2020 Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline’s AUTHOR WALL OF FAME Dick Bucci is Principal of Pelorus Associates, a market research and marketing communications company that assists developers of contact center solutions by providing in-depth market research and by authoring white papers, e-books and blog posts.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Contact Center 2020: Yesterday and Today

Contact Center Pipeline

In 2016, I spoke at a customer conference and the topic was, “Contact Center 2020.” At the time, 2020 seemed like it was forever away, and I had carte blanche to forecast whatever I wanted to about the potential state of the contact center in 2020. I opened the session with a brief clip from […]. Technology AI call center cloud platforms contact center CTI IVR self-service technology evolution

Fonolo State of the Contact Centre Report 2020

Peter Lavers

Contact Centre specialists Fonolo sought out industry experts (including our own Peter Lavers) and leaders far and wide and asked them how Contact Centres — and the CX industry as a whole — fared in the first few months facing COVID-19. Please click here to read what they found.

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Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our September 2020 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

I think Greek philosopher Plato said it correctly: Necessity is the mother of invention. Just a few months ago, many contact centers had not fully embraced work-from-home, work-from-anywhere policies.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of October 12, 2020

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The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of October 12, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Radical Empathy And Other Ways To Rethink Your Customer Experience by Bridget Brennan.

7 Huge Threats Retailers Need to Know for Holiday 2020

Fonolo

Of all the years in recent memory, 2020 will stand out as one the most challenging and unexpected. 2020 Holiday Shopping Trends Report, Tinuiti. According to @MorningConsult, 67% of shoppers plan to reduce their general holiday spending in 2020.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

Operation Social Media… 2020

Contact Center Pipeline

Here we are… welcome to 2020! We have just completed the second decade of this new millennium. Change” is the best word to describe the overarching force as we kick off another new year. Change and learning go hand in hand and some lessons are deeper and more meaningful than others. Some lessons bring pleasure […].

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 28, 2020

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CX50 2020: Great customer experience starts with company culture by Morag Cuddeford-Jones. MarketingWeek) At our exclusive roundtable featuring members of 2020’s CX50, the consensus was that taking care of employees has helped take care of customers in this time of crisis. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 28, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of October 5, 2020

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Customer Service Week is October 5-9: Learn 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Virtual Agents When They Need it Most (Thanks, 2020) by Veronica Krieg. Sharpen Technologies) 2020 didn’t cancel National Customer Service Week. My Comment: Customer service week starts today, October 5, 2020! The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of October 5, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our August 2020 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

Fast Forward to August 2020, and we are talking about state travel restrictions, how we are going to manage work and our […]. It’s summertime here in Annapolis, Md.

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

Take a look around you at any given moment, and somebody is likely surfing the web on their phone. In 2020, society has fully immersed itself in the web and all it has to offer - and no one more so than those of Generation Z. With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last. With this caveat in mind, read on to learn how to adapt your recruiting strategy to appeal to this pool of potential employees.

The Contact Center Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Contact Center Pipeline

When invited to compile this list of customer service trends for 2020, naturally the first thing I did was look back at all of the predictions made the previous year. The influence of AI in the contact center was strongly touted, but in 2020 (after a number of false starts), artificial intelligence will finally start […].

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 21, 2020

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The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 21, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Customer Service Guide to Revenue Generation by Gladly.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 14, 2020

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My Comment: We start this week’s Roundup with a reminder of the upcoming Customer Service Week, which is the first full week of October every year (October 5-9, 2020). LearningNotes) The year 2020 is the year of those individuals who are successfully adapting themselves to the chaos incurring due to these tumultuous times. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 14, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our October 2020 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

I love Customer Service Week. Our frontline staff represent our organizations and they make such a difference in our customer’s experience.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Meet Verint: Our September 2020 Sponsor Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline’s SPONSOR WALL OF FAME Company name: Verint CEO: Dan Bodner, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board When Founded: 1994. We just celebrated our 25th year.

The State of the Contact Center in 2020 | Industry Report

Fonolo

The State of the Contact Center in 2020 is a far cry from where we expected it to be this time last year. Read the Full Report, FREE: Download The State of the Contact Center in 2020 Industry Report. Get Your FREE Copy of the Full Report: The State of the Contact Center in 2020.

2020 Customer Experience: 20 Wishes

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2020 Customer Experience: 20 Wishes Lynn Hunsaker. 2020 customer experience management is at a turning point. The post 2020 Customer Experience: 20 Wishes appeared first on Customer Value Performance. Customer Experience Strategy 2020 customer experience customer experience advice customer experience best practices customer experience defined customer experience definition customer experience strategyGet ahead by making significant turns yourself now.

Meeting Customers Unmet Needs, The New Imperative for 2020

Beyond Philosophy

The post Meeting Customers Unmet Needs, The New Imperative for 2020 appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting. Beyond Philosophy did research late last year with our clients and within the marketplace to sort out what business wants in the next decade. The results showed the mantra in business today is growth. However, defining business growth is essential here because it will dictate how you go about gaining it. .

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our March 2020 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

Welcome to the March 2020 issue of Contact Center Pipeline magazine! It is gratitude month for me at Contact Center Pipeline! Our first issue was published in March 2009. And as they say, the rest is history. Reflecting back to our humble beginnings, I am grateful for our core team—Steve, Susan, Frank and Mark—for all […]. Inside The Issue call center contact center

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of August 17, 2020

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The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of August 17, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Customer Experience Emerges As A Critical Strategy For Small And Medium Sized Businesses by Maria Morais.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 9, 2020

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According to Gartner, the average person will have more conversations with bots than their spouse by 2020. My Comment: In 2017 Gartner predicted that by 2020 the average person will have more conversations with bots than their spouse. Top 20 Customer Experience Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020 by Anuj Agarwal, Feedspot. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 9, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of February 17, 2020

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Top 5 B2B Customer Experience (CX) Best Practices for 2020! Martech Advisor) This article unveils the top 5 B2B customer experience (CX) best practices for 2020. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of February 17, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week.

The 2020 Data Intelligence Glossary for Recruiting and HR Professionals

As a recruiter, your goal is to place the right candidates at the right jobs or into ideal accounts. In today’s competitive marketplace, doing so is harder than ever. To build a candidate pipeline and keep the talent flowing into your agencies and organizations, it’s important to understand data-driven recruiting concepts to stay ahead of competitors.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our April 2020 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

I hope our April issue finds you safe and well. You may have seen Mr. Rogers’ quote that is so applicable for our times: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are […]. Inside The Issue call center contact center

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 7, 2020

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The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 7, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Winning means losing in the game of customer retention by Linda O’Grady. CMO) All too often retention is a blanket goal. ‘We

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 8, 2020

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The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 8, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. How Do You Maintain Customer Experience on a Shrinking Budget? by Phil Britt.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 15, 2020

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The Rise Of Premium Loyalty: What Do Your Customers Expect in 2020? Retail TouchPoints) In 2020, revenue is critical. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 15, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Meet Kathleen Peterson: Our April 2020 Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline’s AUTHOR WALL OF FAME Kathleen Peterson is Chief Vision Officer of PowerHouse Consulting, a renowned management consulting firm specializing in operationalizing the Customer Experience; our consultants are recognized experts in the design and implementation of Contact Center strategy and associated technologies. Area of Expertise: Contact center strategic visioning; working with executive leadership […].

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 20, 2020

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Loyalty Trends in 2020: How Will This Year Be Different? So, how is our perspective for our loyalty trends in 2020 formed to make it worth your reading time? Travel Megatrends 2020: Subscription Travel Is the Next Frontier of Loyalty by Andrew Sheivachman. Live Chat Benchmark Report 2020 Comm100 Network Corporation. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 20, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 2, 2020

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CX Is Broken: Five Takeaway’s From NTT Ltd’s 2020 Customer Experience Benchmarking Report by Stan Phelps. That’s one of the main takeaways from NTT Ltd’s Annual 2020 Customer Experience Benchmarking Report. Marketing guru, Stan Phelps, shares some data from NTT Ltd’s Annual 2020 Customer Experience Benchmarking Report that might make you believe that it’s true. The post 5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 2, 2020 appeared first on Shep Hyken.

Outsource Consultants Makes Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Fast 50 List

Outsource Consultants

?Saint Louis Park, MN, October 23, 2020 – Outsource Consultants is excited to announce that we are a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 honoree for 2020. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Fast 50 List appeared first on

Customer Communities Elevate the Customer Experience

Speaker: Rachel Happe

An online community is an increasingly vital part of many leading companies’ support strategies. Creating a branded place where your customers can ask and answer questions, interact with each other, and search for the information they need is a great way to decrease the burden on your staff and allow them to focus on the customers that really need their help. Join us at 9:00 am EST on Nov 18th for this talk by Rachel Happe, founder of industry-leading strategists The Community Roundtable, you will learn the effectiveness of community in empowering your customers, and generating value for your business.